If you’re a registered developer and are interested in what is new in CUDA 5.5, here are the changes that jumped out at me:
- Many documentation updates. For example, the Runtime and Driver APIs are now split into separate docs. Lots of NVVM details.
- CUDA MPS: "CUDA MPS is a feature that allows multiple CUDA processes to share a single GPU context."
- A list of changes at the front of the CUDA C Programming Guide.
- Updated instruction throughput table in the Guide.
- A new utility "nvdisasm". See CUDA Binary Utilities.
- The PTX ISA 3.2 doc has undergone some heavy reformatting. I prefer the old doc's forced page break for each PTX opcode. The new format is harder to navigate and skim. Please do some more formatting on this doc!
- The atomic and intrinsic sm_35 include files are basically empty and simply include... sm_32 include files. Not sure what the implications of "sm_32" are. :)
- There are no new intrinsics but __ldg() instances for all the native types have been properly added. This will let you avoid some ugly casting.
What did I miss?